Kristianstads Golf Klubb I Åhus

GEO Certified® 06/2014 GEO Re-Certified 07/2017
Åhus,
Sweden
Telephone: +4644247656
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Kristianstads GK is the fifth oldest golf club in Sweden and as that it has had a traditional development. First nine holes, then after a number of decades eighteen holes, another nine holes and then in 2006 a new eighteen holes course. The old course named the East Course and the new one the West Course, both of them situated in the Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve, prompting the club to move steadily towards increased sustainability work. The new owner is certainly ready to modernize the managing of the courses, and has already star…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
Åhus West (18 holes, 6786 metres, year opened 2006)
Åhus East (18 holes, 6070 metres, year opened 1969)
1 Clubhouse(s)
2 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
1 Pro Shop
1 Practice Facility/Facilities
1 Halfway House(s)
1 Other
1 Other
1 Other

Nature

The area where Kristianstads Golf Club is situated is a part of Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve (KVBR). Biosphere reserves are fairly large areas of the landscape with great natural values, where work is based on conservation and development. In 2005 UNESCO recognised Kristianstads Vattenrike as a biosphere reserve.

KVBR is currently working with different theme areas. The sandy grasslands around the village of Åhus is one of these. The work focuses on a landscape perspective with the aim of preserving and improving the natural and cultural values of the area, and of improving the opportunities for people who live and work in the area to make sustainable use of these values.

The rotational system of cultivation and fallow on the sandy soils around Åhus (read more under \"Landscape & Heritage\"), has given rise to a very special type of landscape with flora and fauna of national and, in several cases, international interest. The only Scandinavian and Northern European populations of several red-listed insect species are to be found in the Åhus area.

Området för Kristianstads Golfklubb är en del av Biosfärområde Kristianstads Vattenrike (KVBR). Biosfärområden omfattar större landskapsavsnitt med höga naturvärden där man arbetar med bevarande och utveckling. År 2005 utsåg UNESCO Kristianstads Vattenrike till Biosfärområde.

Inom KVBR arbetar vi med olika temaområden. De sandiga odlingsmarkerna kring Åhus är ett av dessa. Arbetet fokuserar på ett landskapsperspektiv med syfte att bevara och höja natur- och kulturvärdena samt förbättra möjligheterna för människor som bor och verkar i området att utnyttja detta på ett uthålligt sätt.

Det extensiva bruket genom så kallat vandrande åkerbruk (läs under \"Landscape & Heritage\") har gett upphov till en mycket speciell landskapstyp med nationellt och i flera fall internationellt intressant flora och fauna. Flera rödlistade insekter har sin enda förekomst i Norden och norra Europa just i Åhustrakten

Consultation & Surveys

This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding landscape heritage conservation:

  • Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere reserve
  • Kristianstads Naturskyddsförening

The following landscape assessments and surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Kulturlandskapsinventering arkeologi steg 1, Planerad utbyggnad av Kristianstads Golfklubb, Västra Täppet, Åhus socken, Kristianstads kommun, Skåne. Wallin Kulturlandskap och arkeologi Bo Bondesson Hvid 2003/01/01 Download
Kulturhistorisk analys av Kristianstads Golfklubb i Åhus, Vattenriket i fokus 2009:04 Liselott Wernersson 2009/04/07 Download

This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding ecosystem protection and enhancement:

  • Kristianstads Naturskyddsförening
  • Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere Resreve
  • Lunds Botaniska Förening

The following ecological surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Botanical Kjell-Arne Olsson 2007/05/10 Download
Birds, attached to botanical survey above Lars Åkerman 2006/06/10 Download
Bats Gösta Peper 2009/07/02 Download
Invertebrates Mikael Sörensson 2009/12/10 Download
Amphibians Anders Hallengren 2009/06/01 Download
Birds Göran Arstad 2009/06/01
Rapport provytor (plöjning, grävning, harvning) Kjell-Arne Olsson 2013/12/02 Download
Birds Evert Valfridsson 2017/03/01 Download

Rare, protected and notable species occurring at this golf facility:

Local name Scientific name
Sandnejlika Dianthus arenarius
Tofsäxing Koeleria glauca
Sandsvingel Festuca polesica
Trubbstarr Carex obtusata
Hedblomster Helichrysum arenarium
Fältsippa Pulsatilla pratensis
Pukvete Melampyrum arvese
Axveronika Veronica spicata
Solvända Helianthemum nummularium
Sandglim Silene conica
Andrena bimaculata
Andrena alfkenella
Andrena hattorfiana
Andrena nigrospina
Colletes fodiens
Colletes marginatus
Dasypoda hirtipes
Dufourea halictula
Halictus confusus
Halictus leucaheneus
Lasioglossum aeratum
Lasioglossum brevicorne
Lasioglossum lativentre
Megachile lagopoda
Panurgus banksianus
Panurgus calcaratus
Sphecodes miniatus
Sphecodes reticulatus
Adscita statices
Astata minor
Ceutorhynchus puncticollis
Ceutorhynchus sophiae
Cryptocephalus sericeus
Harpalus anxius
Laemostenus terricola
Lestica subterranea
Meloe proscarabaeus
Nemophora metallica
Trichonyx sulcicollis
Nordisk fladdermus Eptesicus nilssoni
Stor Fladdermus Nyctalus noctula,
Dammfladdermus Myotis dasycneme
Luktvädd Scabiosa canescens

This golf facility regularly monitors the following species as indicators of environmental quality:

Local name Scientific name
Sandnejlika Dianthus arenarius
Trubbstarr Carex obtusata
Luktvädd Scabiosa canescens

Habitats & Designations

This golf facility features the following landscape designations:

Description Designating Authority
Historic Landscapes / Parklands UNESCO The Biosphere Office of Biosphere Reserve Kristianstads Vattenrike

Area of habitats / vegetation types, and associated designations at this golf facility:

Title Estimated Area (Hectares) Designation
Rough 'ecological' grassland 45 International
Non Native Plantation Woodland 20 None
Open Water Features 2 None

Turfgrass

Size and estimated species composition of amenity turfgrass maintained at this golf facility.

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 2.4 Hectares Festuca rubra 48%
Poa annua 45%
Tees 2.6 Hectares Festuca rubra 40%
Poa annua 40%
Fairways 26.0 Hectares Festuca rubra 40%
Poa annua 40%
Semi Rough 7.0 Hectares Festuca rubra 40%
Poa annua 40%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
Kristianstads Golf Club in Åhus is located on a very dry area with exceptional natural drainage( sand layer). It is very important to have a frequently cultural practice to keep the turf healthy and in balance. Because of the natural drainage the timing of the fertilize occasions is very important for having healthy plants. The main grass selection on the Åhus West golf course are fescue( festuca rubra) and it is ideal on our dry, sandy site. On Åhus East golf course we always continue to introduce this sustainable grass when we seed (tees, faiways). The grass species above refer to the most dominant on each course, both Åhus West and Åhus East. The course Åhus East maintains the following turfgrass species:
Poa annua (90%), Agrostis tenuis, Agrostis stolonifera, Festuca rubra, Poa pratensis, Lolium perenne.

Kristianstads Golfklubb i Åhus ligger på ett mycket torrt område med en exceptionell naturlig dränering (sand lager). Det är mycket viktigt att ha en bra och regelbunden luftning

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 1 years

This golf facility consults the following individuals / organizations regarding its grassing plan:

  • Fredrik Degent, greenkeeper at Kristianstads GC
  • Göran Hansson,consult from Swedish Golf federation
  • Pierre Fulke, Golf course designer

This golf facility is making the following efforts to manage the playing quality expectations of customers:

Activity Description
Establishing clear internal policies for irrigation, fertilization, colour, cutting heights, overseeding etc Greenkeeper management plan
Greenkeepern har en underhållsplan, där allt enl ovan ingår
Promoting the playing quality values of more naturalized turf, particularly fairways and semi-rough We have it very naturally here at Kristianstads GC because the site is located on sand. But we try to have hard and not so greenish colured fairways and semirough.
Det faller sig naturligt för oss, markbeskaffenheten på platsen är sand. Men vi arbetar med att inte ha så gröna ytor på fairway och semiruff.
Promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces Limited budget helps but the courses are set up to have sustainable Surfaces
Begränsad budget är nödvändigt och banorna är byggda för att ha hållbar yta.
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance Mostly to members that are interested in green maintenance
De flesta medlemmar vill ha grönt utseende
Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces We regularly inform the members about our environmental work and why we think it is important. We emphasize the importance of minimizing use of pesticides, fertilizers and water. We have an acceptance and even preferens for a spare turf

Conservation & Enhancement

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve landscape character:

Activity Description
Allowing seasonal variation of course coloration and texture The grass does it naturally by themself.
Gräset sköter detta av sig själv
Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours Manage both courses in different ways and mowing lines
Båda banorna hanteras på olika sätt med ändringsbara sidolinjer
Protection and restoration of historic features Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus undertakes the following activities to enhance landscape and cultural heritage
Activity
Harrowing
Ploughing
Hay-making
Information signs and walking trail
Discreet on-course signage and furniture Replaced signs in 2015 to more discrete signs
Bytt ut skyltarna under 2015 mot mera diskreta skyltar

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the landscape ecology of the golf course:

Activity Description
Minimizing the amount of amenity grass If possible we avoid grass seeding after working areas in the rough
Increasing the size of habitat patches Hay-making in roughs. Creating plots with bare sand in roughs. Restored pond in Ahus East. Restaurerat dammen på Åhus Östra.
Connection of internal habitat patches Hay-making in roughs. Creating plots with bare sand in roughs.
Connection of patches with external habitats Hay-making in roughs. Creating plots with bare sand in roughs.
Creation of habitat corridors Hay-making in roughs. Creating plots with bare sand in roughs.
Avoidance of habitat fragmentation Hay-making in roughs. Creating plots with bare sand in roughs.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges Creating plots with bare sand in roughs.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the quality of habitats on the golf course:

Activity Description
Creation of botanically rich rough grassland Since the Bronze Age the land around Åhus has been extensively managed by a rotational system of cultivation and fallow. The soils were so poor that the fields could only be planted every few years. Between times they had to lie fallow and accumulate nutrients, and were usually used for grazing cattle. Some fields were so poor that they could only be cultivated every 20 years. In his Skåne Journey from 1749 the Swedish botanist Linnaeus describes the sweet fragrance of the unusual Sand Pink on the sandy fields outside Åhus. The rotational system of cultivation and fallow has given rise to a ve
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands Planting local leaf-trees.
Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas Naturalisation of pond margins to improve oxygenation
Maintain vegetative buffers
Creation of swales and attenuation areas
No spray zones

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve and enhance biodiversity on the golf course:

Activity Description
Provision of nesting and nectar for pollinators Hay-making in roughs. Creating plots with bare sand in roughs.
Installation of nest boxes We have installed some over the years, and we are going to install 20 more during
spring 2014. Installed 30 nest boxes during 2015. Satte upp 30 holkar under 2015.
Control / management of alien species Removed Rosa rugosa. Tagit bort vresros (Rosa rugosa)
Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles) Creating plots with bare sand in roughs. Saving dead logs in woodland.

Water

We have two golf courses, Åhus West and Åhus East. On the West golf course we have sustainable grasses of the whole area so we only water when needed. On the East golf course we need to water more frequently to keep the grass alive. We always try to reduce the water consumtion for managing the turf. To have a high quality on the playing areas is important and within the goals of Kristianstads Golf Club in Åhus. During 2010 we have changed to public/potable water supply, eccept irrigation system, and therefore we have the highest water quality within the facility. The golf course area is situated above northern Europe's largest groundwater reservoir.

Vi har två golfbanor, Åhus Västra och Åhus Östra. På Västra banan har vi ett tåligt, motståndskraftigt och hållbart gräs så där vattnar vi bara när vi behöver. På Östra banan behöver vi vattna oftare för att hålla gräset vid liv. Vi försöker alltid minska på vatten förbrukningen för att kunna underhålla gräset så bra som möjligt. Att ha en hög kvalitet på spelytorna är viktiga för Kristianstads Golfklubb i Åhus och är ett av golfklubbens mål. Under 2010 har vi anslutit till kommunalt vatten och avlopp förutom då bevattningssystemet. Vi kommer därför säkerställa vattnets kvalite inom anläggningen. Banan är belägen ovanför norra Europas största grundvatten reservoar.

Sources & Consumption

No water audits have been undertaken at this golf facility.

The water used at this golf facility is drawn from the following sources:

2016 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,200,000 Litres
Golf Course Groundwater 100% 114,000,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 1 Litres
2015 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,200,000 Litres
Golf Course Groundwater 100% 111,140,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 1 Litres
2014 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 1,200,000 Litres
Golf Course Groundwater 100% 110,300,000 Litres
Maintenance Facility/Facilities Public / Potable 100% 1 Litres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

Greens Daily in season
Tees Daily in season
Fairways 2-3 days per week
Semi-Rough Never
Rough Never

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:
Fully computer controlled

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Serviced every 1 months

Upgraded every 1 months

Re-calibrated and checked for efficient application every 1 months

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to maximize irrigation efficiency:

Activity Description
Selection of grass species We use Festuca rubra ,Poa pratense and Agrostis stolonifera
Soil decompaction and thatch management We try to keep the turf healthy with frequently aeration and thatch managemaent.
Timing and dose of water application Irrigate in the evenings/nights.
Analysis of soil moisture In 2013 we bought a soil moisture device. The equipment is used continuously.Utrustningen används kontinuerligt.
Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data In 2013 we bought a soil moisture device. The equipment is used continuously.Utrustningen används kontinuerligt.
Use of wetting agents We use wetting agents mostly on greens.
Overall reduction in irrigated area Reconstruction of the irrigation system in 2016 has resulted in a substantial reduction in irrigated area. Exactly area is not calculated. Ombyggnation av bevattningssystemet 2016 har inneburit en avsevärd reducering av bevattnad yta. Exakt yta är inte beräknad
Targeting of sprinkler heads Reconstruction of the irrigation system in 2016 has meant that today we control each individual sprinkler. Ombyggnation av bevattningssystemet 2016 har inneburit att vi idag styr varje enskilt sprinklerhuvud.
Optimizing system pressure Flo-manager Rain- Bird
Adoption of cutting edge nozzle technology Yes from 2016. Ja från 2016.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve / reduce / minimize water consumption:

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets Installeras efterhand. I stort sett alla är snålspolande.
Almost every toilets and urinar is modern.
Use of water efficient appliances "Vattenkannan" som justerar vattenförbrukning efter nederbörd.
Rain bucket controls irrigation. Some water can be saved.
Repairing leaks Renovation of ponds and streams Ahus East during the winter of 2016/17. Renovering av dammar och bäckar på Åhus Östra under vintern 2016/17
Water awareness signage Is under investigation. Är under utredning.

Energy

100% of the electricity the golf club buy is renewable and its source comes from turbines in water. All buildings are heatened by direct electricity.
8 heat pumps have been installed for the heating of the dressing rooms, reception, restaurant, shop and stafffacilities.

100% av elektriciteten som golfklubben köper kommer från förnyelsebar vattenkraft. Alla byggnader värms med direktverkande el.
8 värmepumpar har installerats för behovet i omklädningsrummen, reception, restaurang, shop och personalutrymmen.

Sources & Consumption

No energy surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

Consumption of renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2016 2015 2014
Biogas (Litres) 0 0 0
Biomass 0 0 0
First Generation Bio-Fuels (Litres) 0 0 0
Hydrogen (Litres) 0 0 0
On-site Hydro (kWh) 0 0 0
On-site Solar (kWh) 0 0 0
On-site Wind (kWh) 0 0 0
Renewable Grid Electricity (kWh) 370000 370000 235000
Second Generation Bio-Fuels (Litres) 0 0 0
Wood from sustainable sources 0 0 0

Consumption of non-renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2016 2015 2014
Coal 0 0 0
Diesel (Litres) 14000 14000 14000
Heating Oil (Litres) 0 0 0
Hydraulic Oil (Litres) 500 500 500
LPG (Litres) 10 10 10
Natural Gas (Litres) 0 0 0
Non-renewable Grid (kWh) 0 0 0
Petrol (Litres) 3487 2151 1305
Propane / Butane (Litres) 5 5 5
Wood from unsustainable sources 0 0 0

Energy Efficiency

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to diversify energy and fuel supply:

Activity Description
Adoption of green tariff grid supply From 2010
Installation of photovoltaic and / or solar panels Is being investigated in connection with the construction of the clubhouse, etc. Utreds i samband med nybyggnation av klubbhus m.m.
Use of geothermal and / or ground sources Is being investigated in connection with the construction of the clubhouse, etc. Utreds i samband med nybyggnation av klubbhus m.m.
Use of electric hybrid vehicles Golfbilar till uthyrning och samtliga arbetsfordon.
Golfcarts for rental and all workvehicles.
Use of recycled oils Being done by a contractor. Genomförs via entreprenör.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to reduce energy consumption:

Activity Description
Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems 8 heat pumps have been installed for the heating of the dressing rooms, reception, restaurant, shop and stafffacilities.
New, more efficient, machines with hybrid drift to reduce fuel consumption
Optimizing thermostat levels for heating and refrigeration Regular manual control.
Enhancement of natural ventilation opportunities In connection with the construction of the machine hall and staff facilities 2018. I samband med nybyggnation av maskinhall och personalutrymmen 2018.
Upgrading of building insulation In connection with the construction of the machine hall and staff facilities 2018. I samband med nybyggnation av maskinhall och personalutrymmen 2018.
Installation of low-energy lighting Most places outside and inside.
Use of motion sensor lighting Some places.
Transition to energy efficient appliances Vattenpåfyllnad i damm till Åhus Östra. Frekvenspump 11kw.
A new low frequent pump is installed. For filling up the water magasin on the east course which is use for irrigation. Before it was a 30KW pump now its a11kw.
Use of timers with appliances, heating and lighting Timer till ljus i offentliga utrymmen så som omklädningsrum. Securitas kontrollerar lampor vid rondering på kvällen.
Timers in some public areas such as locker rooms. Securitas controls lightning in the evenings.
Educating staff and customers Update of training is scheduled in spring 2018.
Uppdatering av utbildning är planerad våren 2018.

Vehicles & Transport

The maintenance fleet at this golf facility uses the following fuel sources:

Ride-on Mowers Walking Mowers Utility Vehicles
Petrol 0% 100% 8%
Diesel 25% 0% 0%
LPG 0% 0% 0%
Grid Electric 0% 0% 92%
Micro Renewable 0% 0% 0%
Hybrid 75% 0% 0%
Hydrogen 0% 0% 0%

Additional vehicles operated by this golf facility use the following fuel sources:

Golf Carts Cars Buses
Petrol 0% 0% 0%
Diesel 0% 100% 100%
LPG 0% 0% 0%
Grid Electric 100% 0% 0%
Micro Renewable 0% 0% 0%
Hybrid 0% 0% 0%
Hydrogen 0% 0% 0%

This golf facility has established the following schemes to encourage reductions in staff and customer transport emissions:

Activity Description
Car sharing incentives Många bor i närheten och cyklar.
Most of the employes lives nearby and uses bicycle for transportations.
Group transportation (e.g. buses) Juniorer och seniorer till tävlingar åker oftast gemensamt med minibuss.
Juniors and seniors use minibus for travelling to competitions.
Secure cycle parking Guarding ronderar regularly and barriers at entrances have been set up. Bevakningsföretag ronderar regelbundet och bommar vid infarter har satts upp.
Increasing equipment storage (e.g. lockers) Bagvagnsbod.
Lockers on site for equipment is available.
Staff showers Two showers

Supply Chain

In Sweden the municipality have an organized procedure for handling the waste management. Both for private use and for companys. You have different bins for glass, plastic, aluminium, card board etc. Kristianstads Golf Club in Åhus does not inform suppliers of its environmental preferences. The firm who takes care of this material is named FTI AB SE and has a lot of establishments in all parts of Sweden.
More about this is written later in this chapter.

I Sverige kommunen har ett organiserat förfarande för hantering av avfall. Både för privat bruk och för företag. Du har olika lagerplatser för glas, plast, aluminium, kartong osv Kristianstads Golfklubb i Åhus inte informera leverantörer av dess miljöpreferenser. Företaget som tar hand om detta material heter FTI AB SE och har en hel del anläggningar i alla delar av Sverige.
Mer om detta är skrivet senare i detta kapitel.

Purchasing Policies

This golf facility undertakes the following ethical / environmental purchasing activities:

Activity Description
Measures to avoid waste at source purchasing Policy
Purchasing Policy for Kristianstad Golf Club in Aahus and AB Kristianstad Golf Course in Aahus
The golf club's purchases of goods and services are decentralized .
To reduce the cost of purchasing and contracts while reducing the environmental impact of products purchased must purchase and agreements from 2014 follow the purchasing policy.
The objective is to minimize the golf club's costs for purchased goods and services without sacrificing quality, delivery , service, and while having a positive environmental impact.
We achieve this by :
 Our sourcing and selection of suppl
Use of local suppliers Ica kvantum, Optimera, Åhus Rör, AO (slangar m.m.), Datea, Ahlsells etc
Use of local products Bunkersand, Bäckaskog.
Sand in bunkers from Bäckaskog.
Selection of certified products Vi prioriterar leverantörer, som har dokumenterade miljö och kvalitetsprogram enligt ny inköpspolicy för 2014.
We give priority to suppliers that have documented environmental and quality programs under the new purchasing policy for 2014
Use of recycled and recyclable products Kommer att göras mer organiserat efter nybyggnation av maskinhall m.m dvs från 2018/19. Will be more organized for the construction of the machine hall from 2018/19.
Selection of products that feature minimal packaging Huvuddelen av insatsvaror köps om möjligt som bulk.
We try to buy things in bulk.

Supply Chain

An overview of the supplier network at this golf facility:

Total number of suppliers Total number of suppliers within 10 Kilometres Total number of suppliers within 100 Kilometres
Food & Beverage 4 3 1
Catering Supplies
Retail 1 1
Trade & Contractors 2 1 1
Maintenance Equipment 3
Course Supplies 5 1 2

Turfgrass Inputs

This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:

Activity Description
Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses Rödsvingel på Västra banan.
Its mainly Fescue on the West course and we use fescue when reseeding on both courses.
Managing stress and wear Välta istället för att klippa! Styra gång och körtrafiken för att undvika slitage. Anläggning av gång och kör stigar på banan.
We try to roll the greens sometimes instead of mowing, we use different signs(ropes or replaceable fences) for the traffic on the golfcourse to keep the wear down. We have also built small paths for golfers,machines from tee to fairways.
Enhancement of soil structure Luftning. Airification. Ombyggnation av greener pågår. Reconstruction of greens in progress.
Optimization of the growing environment Fuktmätare.
We measure moist on the greens.
Ombyggnation av greener pågår.
Managing thatch levels Greenkeeper management plan! Luftning,thatch-away,dress.
Airification, thatch-away, topdressing
Managing surface moisture Vertikalskärning och ytluftning. Dressa, ta bort daggen.
Verticalcutting, surface airification, topdress, reduce dew.
Establishing thresholds for pests and disease Our grass selection and our USGA greens on the West course prevents most pest and disease in this area. If necessary we spray when the disease is a fact and never in prevention. Threshold - on evidence of actual damage
Scouting for pests and diseases Scouting at Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus:

Frequency / month Scout
Greens 20 Superintendent
Tees 5 Superintendent
Fairways 5 Superintendent
Semi Rough 5 Superintendent
Monitoring / improvement of plant health Jordprov 5 gång/år Gräsprov ca 5ggr/år
Soil sample 5 time/year. Grass sample 5 times/year
Ständig övervakning.
Other Pesticide Minimisation Measures Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus undertakes the following activities to minimise / reduce pesticide use:

Ensuring mowers reels are sharp every day
Reduce dew
Increased use of Fe during fungus period
Spray only when the disease is a fact
Minimal irrigation usage
Soil and tissue analysis to improve plant nutrition
Reduce stress-adjust height of cut
With intense verticutting, topdressing and rolling we can keep the greens fast without cutting to low.

Fertilizer use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):

2016 2015 2014
Fairways - K - Inorganic 104 147 152
Fairways - K - Organic 0 0 0
Fairways - N - Inorganic 184 152 160
Fairways - N - Organic 0 0 0
Fairways - P - Inorganic 28 47 45
Fairways - P - Organic 0 0 0
Greens - K - Inorganic 213 315 321
Greens - K - Organic 0 0 0
Greens - N - Inorganic 421 413 434
Greens - N - Organic 0 0 0
Greens - P - Inorganic 61 93 98
Greens - P - Organic 0 0 0
Rough - K - Inorganic 0 0 0
Rough - K - Organic 0 0 0
Rough - N - Inorganic 0 0 0
Rough - N - Organic 0 0 0
Rough - P - Inorganic 0 0 0
Rough - P - Organic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - K - Inorganic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - K - Organic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - N - Inorganic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - N - Organic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - P - Inorganic 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - P - Organic 0 0 0
Tees - K - Inorganic 150 0 130
Tees - K - Organic 0 0 0
Tees - N - Inorganic 370 297 327
Tees - N - Organic 0 0 0
Tees - P - Inorganic 26 0 20
Tees - P - Organic 0 0 0

Pesticide use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):

2016 2015 2014
Fairways - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Fairways - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Fairways - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Fairways - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 29.575 12.675 25.550
Fairways - Herbicide - Total Weight 35 15 22
Fairways - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 2 2 2
Fairways - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Fairways - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Fairways - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Greens - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 4.633 7.485 6.977
Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight 14.5 24 21
Greens - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 6 9 8
Greens - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Greens - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Greens - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Greens - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Greens - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Greens - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Rough - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Rough - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Rough - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Rough - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Rough - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Rough - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Semi-Rough - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Tees - Fungicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Fungicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Tees - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Tees - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Herbicide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Tees - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0
Tees - Insecticide - Active Ingredient 0 0 0
Tees - Insecticide - Total Weight 0 0 0
Tees - Insecticide - Number of applications per year 0 0 0

This golf facility undertakes the following actions to optimize pesticide use:

Activity Description
Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products Följer gällande lagstiftning och använder endast vid tillfället godkända medel.
We follow the swedish law and uses only certified products. We have a good contact with the municipality and inform every time we use fungicide, herbicide etc. From 2013
Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases Through analyse from Botanical Analyse Group in Gothenborg
Spot-treatment with handheld sprayers and wipers 2 st
Calibration and testing of sprayers Yes latest on 2016-11-21
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles Vi använder antidropp munstycken. We use anti-drip nozzles.
Non-chemical weed control Groblad framförallt på greener. Parkering handhackas och bränns.
We handpick groblad on greens. Parkingspace handpicks and burns.
Use of organic and biological products to improve plant health and resistance. Bakteriekultur ca en gång per månad under växtperioden på greener.
Bacteria culturs uses once a month.

Waste Management

No waste audits have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility manages key waste streams as follows:

Re-use Recycle Landfill Incinerate
Glass false true false false
Plastic false true false false
Aluminium false true false false
Metal false true false false
Paper & Cardboard false true false false
Grass Clippings true false false false
Cores & Turf true false false false
Sand true false false false
Wood / Timber true true false true

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to continue the lifecycle of materials and resources:

Activity Description
Separation of recyclable materials Metal,glass,aluminium,paper,cardboard in different containers. All theese different
materials will be sent by the community to a special etablishment for separating
and recovering. Plastic as an example separates in hard-, and weak fractions and after colour and chemikal composites. It will be fractured into small flakes and then sold to the industry for making new construktion materials, clothes, furniture, bags, sacks etc... Nothing of theese materials will be burned!
Establishment of recycling centers Miljöcontainer. Återvinningsstation för gräs är under planering.Genomförs i samband med nybyggnad av maskinhall 2017/18. Environmental Container. Recycling Station grass is being planned. Are planned in conjunction with the construction of the machine hall 2017/18.
Returning clipping to fairways and walkways Ja på bägge banorna.
Yes on both courses.
Education of staff and customer education Anställda informeras och utbildas internt
We inform and educate staff internally.
Waste awareness campaigns Intern utbildning av personal pågår ständigt. Internal training of staff is ongoing all the time.
Kristianstads Golf Club has secure storage for hazardous materials and chem safe storage within the site.

Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus har låst förvaring för kemiskt och farligt avfall.

Pollution Control

The area where Kristianstads Golf Club is situated is a part of Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve (KVBR). Biosphere reserves are fairly large areas of the landscape with great natural values, where work is based on conservation and development. In 2005 UNESCO recognised Kristianstads Vattenrike as a biosphere reserve.

KVBR is currently working with different theme areas. The sandy grasslands around the village of Åhus is one of these. The work focuses on a landscape perspective with the aim of preserving and improving the natural and cultural values of the area, and of improving the opportunities for people who live and work in the area to make sustainable use of these values.

The rotational system of cultivation and fallow on the sandy soils around Åhus (read more under \"Landscape & Heritage\"), has given rise to a very special type of landscape with flora and fauna of national and, in several cases, international interest. The only Scandinavian and Northern European populations of several red-listed insect species are to be found in the Åhus area.

Kristianstad Golf Club in Åhus co-operate close to the Biosphere office, which is represented in the club's environmental committee. They thus partitipicate in the management of all environmental issues.

Området för Kristianstads Golfklubb är en del av Biosfärområde Kristianstads Vattenrike (KVBR). Biosfärområden omfattar större landskapsavsnitt med höga naturvärden där man arbetar med bevarande och utveckling. År 2005 utsåg UNESCO Kristianstads Vattenrike till Biosfärområde.

Inom KVBR arbetar vi med olika temaområden. De sandiga odlingsmarkerna kring Åhus är ett av dessa. Arbetet fokuserar på ett landskapsperspektiv med syfte att bevara och höja natur- och kulturvärdena samt förbättra möjligheterna för människor som bor och verkar i området att utnyttja detta på ett uthålligt sätt.

Det extensiva bruket genom så kallat vandrande åkerbruk (läs under \"Landscape & Heritage\") har gett upphov till en mycket speciell landskapstyp med nationellt och i flera fall internationellt intressant flora och fauna. Flera rödlistade insekter har sin enda förekomst i Norden och norra Europa just i Åhustrakten

Kristianstads Golfklubb i Åhus samverkar nära med Biosfärkontoret, som finns i representerat i klubbens miljökommitté. De medverkar därmed i hateringen av alla miljöfrågor.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

Chemical Biological Visual
Inflow Yearly Yearly Yearly
On-Site Yearly Yearly Daily
Outflow Yearly Yearly Yearly

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course N/A N/A
Clubhouse Mains Sewer Yes
Maintenance Facility Mains Sewer Yes
Wash Pad Detention Pond N/A

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials at this golf facility are handled and disposed of as follows:

Secure Storage Registered Uplift
Detergents true false
Cooking Oils true false
Lubricants true true
Pesticide Containers true true
Fertiliser Bags true true
Oil Filters true true
Batteries true true

Pollution Prevention

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution from its maintenance facility and clubhouse:

Activity Description
Storage of equipment and hazardous products on covered, sealed impervious areas Ja, kemskåp, fatställ och farligt avfall.
Yes, secure places for chemical, gasoline, oils and hazardous materials.
Kommer att förändras i samband med nybyggnation av maskinhall/verkstad. Will change in connection with the construction of the machine hall / workshop.
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas Verkstad
Workshop
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers in covered areas Yta med biologiskt aktiv mark.
Fill the sprayer on active biological ground.
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces N/A
Installation of above-ground fuel tanks Double-manteled tank with crush protection
Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel Bensindunkar står på fatställ.
Petrol cans standing on the drum stand.
Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials Finns absorptionsmedel. We have absorbents.
Kristianstads Golf Club has secure storage for hazardous materials and chem safe storage within the site.

Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus har förvaring för kemiskt och farligt avfall.

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution on its golf course:

Activity Description
Eliminating leachate and run-off through careful timing of turf inputs No fertilizing in bad weather.
Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies Där det går.
Where its possible.
Establishment of emergency spillage response plan Oil and fuel leekage. Contact with rescue department if a bigger accident occurs. Beredskapsplan finns. Vid större bränsleutsläpp eller olyckor ska man ringa till räddningstjänsten. Ansvarig person bedömer på plats om man ska ringa.
Controlling erosion and sediment discharge N/A
Establishment of pesticide-free zones Ruffar runt anläggningen, bla i närheten av byggnader runt banorna.
Close to buildings nearby the golfcourse.
Use of swales and bio-filters to slow and treat surface run-off N/A

Community

We have arranged walking tours for members and public visitors. The aim has been
-to spread knowledge about our environmental work and why we think it is important
-to inform about the environmental natural resources and the many rare species on the course

We continously present articles about the environmental work in the club`s newsletter

Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus undertakes the following external environmental communications:
Website
-Course walks / Open days
-Press releases
-Attending community meetings
-Joint practical projects with community

The most successful external communications project at Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus has been:
-We have, after we got registred in the GEO-programme as club nr 12 in the world, arranged a pressconference, which resulted in articles in the local press and a report at a local radio station.
-See above about the walking tours.
-See below about the project contributed by STERF. In this project we have set up a nature trail around parts of the Western Course with information about the project and about the unique nature in the area.

Partnerships
Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus works with the following external groups:
-Local environmental groups
-Media
-Local government
-Schools
-Local businesses
-Authorities
-Colleges

The most successful partnership project at Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus has been:
-The municipality and the golf club together runs a project, contributed by STERF : \"Multifunctional golf course with unique natural and cultural values\" with a budget of 500 000 SEK.
The aims with the project are to create a multifunctional golf course with greater awareness of use of pesticides and watering etc combined with nature conservation measures to promote greater biodiversity, and to disseminate information in the form of information boards, field excursions, a nature school, etc.Cooperationpartner in the projetct is the Biospere Office of Kristianstads Vttenrike Biosphere Reserve.

Aims & Objectives
Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus has the following key objectives for educating and raising environmental awareness amongst staff and golfers:
-Continously educate the board, staff, pro and restaurant about the environmental work
-Greenkeeper and course staff should get further environmental education continously
-At least once a year arrange walking tours for golfers and pudlic visitors
-Produce articles in the club:s newsletter twice a year
-Continously report about the environmental work on the club:s website

Vi har arrangerat naturvandringar för medlemmar och utomstående. Syftet har varit:
-Att sprida kunskap om vårt miljöarbete och varför vi tycker det är viktigt
-Att informera om den unika naturen och de många förekommande arterna

Vi presenterar regelbundet miljöarbetet i KGK:s informationsbrev.

Extern information om miljöarbetet sprids på flera sätt:
-Hemsidan
-Naturvandringar
-Pressreleaser
-Kommunal medverkan i miljökommittén
Deltagande i konkreta projekt med bl a kommunen

Exempel på lyckade extern kommunikation:
-Efter registrering som klubb nr 12 i GEO:s miljöprogram anordnades en presskonferens, vilket resulterade i artiklar i lokalpressen och medverkan i lokalradion.
-Natur/blomstervandringar
-Deltagande i Sterf-projekt, se nedan. I projektet har bl a en vandringsstig utförts runt Västra banan

Externa partners:
Kristianstads Golfklubb har följande externa kontakter i miljöfrågor:
-Media
-Kommunen
-Skolan
-Lokala företag
-Myndigheter
-Kollegor från andra klubbar

Det bästa exemplet på externt samarbete är ett pågående projekt, med bidrag från STERF: \"Multifunktionell golfbana med unika natur- och kulturvärden\" med en budget på 500 tkr. Projektet syftar till att skapa en multifunktionell golfbana med större medvetenhet vad gäller bruk av bekämpningsmedel och bevattning i kombination medökat naturbevarande, att värna om biodiversitet, att göra området tillgängligt för andra samt att öka informationen om områdets värdefulla tillgångar. Samarbetspartne

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

Full Time Part Time Seasonal
Club Management 4 2
Course Management 6 16
Food & Beverage 3 3
Golf Coaching 3

The sustainability working group at this golf facility is comprised of:

  • Owner
  • Course Manager
  • Committee Members
  • Technical Specialist
  • Local Government
  • Local Community
  • Local Environment NGO

Employees at this golf facility receive the following formal and informal environmental education:

Activity Description
Storage, application and disposal of pesticides Greenkeepers
Efficient water management Hela bevattningssystemet har nyinvesterats och specialutbildad personal sköter detta. The entire irrigation system are new and specially trained staff take care of this.
Management of accidents and emergencies ABC utbildning, Hjärstartsutbildning. Är uppdaterad 2015 för all personal. ABC training, Defibrillators. Is updated 2015 for all staff.
Management of habitats and vegetation Skötselplaner löpande instuktioner. Management plans operating instructions.
Waste minimization, separation and recycling A waste management review is planned with the local waste management organisation.
Health & Safety Skyddsombudsutbildning. Safety training.for one person.
Energy Saving A energy review has been done together with the municipal energy advisor. I samband med nybyggnation.
Understanding of landscape and cultural heritage Information på hemsida över gjorda utredningar etc, samt återkommande naturvandringar och informationsmöte under ledning av specialist. Annonsering sker i lokalpress och kommunens hemsida och botaniska föreningens program. Information on the website of made investigations, etc., as well as recurring nature walks and information meeting under the guidance of a specialist. Advertised in the local press and the municipal website and botanical association's programs.
Information on the website of inquiries made ​​etc. and recurrent nature walks and information sessions under the guidance of specialist.
Environmental management planning Miljökommitte och aktuell projektplan.
Miljökommitte and current projectplan.

Community Relations

This golf facility engages with local community groups in the following manner:

Activity Description
Neighbours Continously cooperation with The Biosphere Reserve, in which the golf course is situated
Local Government The municipal Biosphere Reserve administration takes place in the environmantal commitee
Local Environmental Groups Lunds Botaniska förening participates in the environmantal commitee
Media Pressreleases and invitations to the press to participate for exaple in walking tours
Schools & Colleges The local school is encouraged to use the nature path around the course

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

This golf facility provides access and diversified land use for others through:

Activity Description
Maintenance of existing public paths Golfpersonalen underhåller vandringsled genom banan.
The staff is mowing the walking path perhaps once/month during growing season.
Creation of new paths and nature trails Se above about the STERF-project
Installation of effective and welcoming signage The path has signs with information about the unique nature. The ploughed and harrowed areas have signs describing the purpose with the actions
Providing opportunities for other recreation (e.g. fishing) Nature walking tours
Skidspår på vintern.
Ski tracks in winter
Partnership conservation and access projects (e.g. community woodland) .
Continuation of traditional agricultural activities Ever since the Stone Age people have lived in this area. At a culture-historical inventory several historical remains were found, for example an arrow point and rests of settlements etc.

Since the Bronze Age the land around Åhus has been extensively managed by a rotational system of cultivation and fallow. The soils were so poor that the fields could only be planted every few years. Between times they had to lie fallow and accumulate nutrients, and were usually used for grazing cattle. Some fields were so poor that they could only be cultivated every 20 years. In his Skåne Journey from 1749 t

The following archaeological and heritage surveys have been carried out at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
kulturhistorisk analys av Kristianstads Golfklubb Liselott Wernersson 2009/04/07 Download

This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding the conservation of cultural heritage:

  • Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to conserve cultural heritage features:

Activity Description
Buildings (Listed Buildings / Ancient Monuments etc) N/A
Archaeology (Settlements / Agricultural System etc) An archaeological review has been done
Historic Features (Hedgerows / Dykes / Moats / Cairns etc) Trimning längs stenmurarna. Trimming along stone walls.
Kristianstads Golf Klubb i Åhus undertakes the following activities to enhance landscape and cultural heritage: Harrowing
Selected parts of the golf course is maintainet by harrowing and ploughing and then lie fallow for several years. This mimics the way the land has been farmed since the Bronze Age.

Ploughing
Selected parts of the golf course is maintainet by harrowing and ploughing and then lie fallow for several years. This mimics the way the land has been farmed since the Bronze Age.

Hay-making
In some parts of the golf course the grass is cut and collected in the end of summer, in the same way the land used to be cultivatet to bring hay.

Information signs and walking trail

Communications

This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:

Activity Description
Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display Newsletter every two weeks. When needed we use the newsletter for environmental information. Some times we have sent out a newsletter with only environmental issuses
Members evenings and course walks Course walks every year for members and public visitors
Course guides / brochures Broschyr, "Mer än en Golfbana, ta tillvara miljö och kulturvärden."

Interpretation panels & course signage Signs, see above
Establishment of a nature trail The walking path, see above

This golf facility undertakes the following social and environmental advocacy activities:

Activity Description
Website, press releases & brochures Environmental information on the website.
Press releases at special occasions.
Course walks / open days Vilda blommornas dag.
Fågelexkursioner
The wild flowers´ day
Attending community meetings Patric Olofsson har hållit möte om fåglar i närområdet.Patric Olofsson has held meeting on birds in the area.
Joint practical projects with community Participated in a Sterf-project with the municipality. Planning to participate in another project with the municipality and the University of Copenhagen.